NIRI Elects Five New Board Members
Board of Directors Elects Katie Royce as Board Chair-Elect; Victoria Sivrais Begins Term as Board Chair
ALEXANDRIA, VA, December 15, 2021 – At its December 1 Annual Meeting, members of NIRI: The Association for Investor Relations elected five members to serve on the NIRI Board of Directors.
Four regular members (corporate IR practitioners and counselors) were elected to serve four-year terms (2022-25) on the NIRI Board of Directors. They include: 
  • Clayton Bilby, IRC, Head of Investor Relations, Palo Alto Networks
  • Alexandra Deignan, Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Sustainability, Lazard, Ltd.
  • Kim Pinyopusarerk, IRC, Manager, Investor Relations, Callon Petroleum Company
  • Robert Williams, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Dell Technologies
One associate member (service provider) was elected to serve a two-year term (2022-2023):
  • Andy Detwiler, Co-founder, President and CEO, Virtua Research
The NIRI Board elected Katie Royce, CFA, SVP, North America CFO at Cognizant Technology Solutions, as Chair-Elect for the coming year.

Victoria Sivrais also transitioned to NIRI Board Chair. Victoria is the Founding Partner at Clermont Partners, LLC, and served as Board Chair-Elect in 2021. 

"These newly elected leaders will play an important role in guiding NIRI at a time of significant evolution in the capital markets and change in the regulatory arena," said NIRI President and CEO, Gary A. LaBranche, FASAE, CAE. “Their experience and expertise will be invaluable.
“I also want to thank Ruth Venning, IRC, for serving as Board Chair in 2021, and Melissa Plaisance for completing her Board service this year as Immediate Past Chair. Ruth and Melissa have been invaluable partners as NIRI has navigated unprecedented challenges.
Finally, I also thank other members completing their service on the NIRI Board this year: Pat Davidson, Jennifer Driscoll, Jeff Smith, and Tim Quast. NIRI is better for the selfless contribution of their time and talent.”
About NIRI: The Association for Investor Relations
Founded in 1969, NIRI is the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, shareholders, securities analysts, and other financial community constituents. The largest professional investor relations association in the world, NIRI's more than 2,800 members represent over 1,350 publicly held companies with more than $7 trillion in stock market capitalization. Through its collaborative community, NIRI advances engagement in the capital markets and drives best practices in corporate disclosures, governance, and informed investing.

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